Support services for relatives
The Federal Council has commissioned financial contributions and support services for people across Switzerland caring for and looking after relatives.
Careum Research, together with the Centre for Labour and Social Policy Studies (BASS), has increased the distribution and forms of financial contributions and support services for people caring for and looking after relatives. For this purpose, the project team conducted a survey across Switzerland, of cantons, municipalities, not-for-profit organisations and providers of help, care and support at home. The report entitled “Betreuungszulagen und Entlastungsangebote für betreuende und pflegende Angehörige” (Care allowances and respite services for people caring for and looking after relatives) serves to fulfil a postulation of the National Council Committee for Social Security and Health. The report forms a key foundation of the Federal Council's action plan with the following four action areas:
- Action area 1: Information and data
- Action area 2: Respite services - quality and Access
- Action area 3: Reconciliation of work and looking after and caring for relatives
- Action area 4: Care-related leave or alternative support Options
Fernsehen SRF1, 10vor10: Bund will unentgeltliche Pflege unterstützen, 05.12.2014